Make your own XP boot floppy

  woodchip 10:33 22 May 2006

It takes just one floppy disc,

First format a Floppy disc in XP like from Run type

Format A: /u

Then open Notepad and copy and Paste this

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
C:\="Previous Operating System on C:\"

Save as

in Notepad as BOOT.INI

Then in search find


Add these to the floppy disc

you can now try starting your computer with the floppy disc

  woodchip 10:57 22 May 2006

Don't leave it till it will not boot. This is for if your boot loader does not work

  rawprawn 11:06 22 May 2006

Thanks for that woodchip, a handy tool.

  Methedrine 12:15 22 May 2006

Thanks woodchip.

  flyboy 13:24 22 May 2006

Thanks woodchip, Done

  bosmere 13:31 22 May 2006

woodchip what's a floppy disc ;-(

  denali 14:06 22 May 2006

woodchip I have copied your instructions to notepad: (No laughing now!) How do I get it to a floppy disk? I have no "paste or send to" on my notepad. I shall deduct points if I detect a snigger!!!

  Pamy 14:27 22 May 2006

Hi woodchip, could not find NTDETECT.COM or NTLDR in search


  Pamy 14:30 22 May 2006

denali, Highlight text, right click choose paste. Open 3.5 floppy, right click on blank space then choose paste


  Pamy 14:31 22 May 2006

denali, sorry choose copy first time


  VoG II 17:13 22 May 2006

Nice one woodchip!

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